The News Media
Enthusiastic participants in the conspiracy
The so-called, “mainstream” media, especially the "news media," kept alive the claim that then-President Donald Trump “colluded” with Russia to steal the 2016 election from Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, despite the fact that there was never any evidence to substantiate that claim.
Special Counsel John Durham has obtained hundreds of emails sent between Clinton campaign operatives and journalists that spread "unverified derogatory information" about Donald Trump, spawning the false Russia collusion narrative shortly before Election Day 2016. They've now been made public in court filings.
Prosecutors believe that much of the information spread and then reported by the news media was glaringly weak if not outright false. Yet the news media reported it and re-reported it for nearly two years before Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded there was no evidence of a Trump-Russia conspiracy to hijack the 2016 election.
Durham's filings make it abundantly clear that the DNC and Clinton campaign used the media to spread uncorroborated Russia allegations to dirty up Trump at the same time its emissaries were trying to get the FBI, the CIA and the State Department to investigate the same dirt, and the news media has yet to pay any price for their treachery.
The Pulitzer Prize winners from the New York Times and Washington Post still have their prizes and have shown no interest in returning them.